John Philip Capello

1939

Artist biography

John Philip Capello is regarded as a well established artist, John Philip Capello was born in 1939. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Chow Michael, José Antonio Alcacer Garmendia, Patrice Ampaud, Anatolij Cernjaev, and Hossein Anangangola.

Further Biographical Context for John Philip Capello

John Philip Capello was born in 1939 and was largely influenced by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

John Philip Capello

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